Classic Still Life; Old Books…

Hello, This week I am looking at Classic Still Life images with old books; I really don’t have many books, a few I found while cleaning out the garage, and I indulged and purchased a 2nd World of Pooh book. I adored Winnie the Pooh as a child, so it felt right owning a old,…

Letting go, continued…

Hello my friends, I would love to say Hello my lovelies like Kim Klassen says, but I feel like I’m a copycat….yes/no? I don’t know. Anyway when I first started this blog, I wrote about Letting Go, and well I guess I wasn’t entirely honest…..I didn’t lie, I just didn’t go into as much depth…

How much stuff is too much stuff…

A good question, isn’t it. I used to be in the lack of stuff category, in regards to Still Life. I have a few bits and pieces, but not much; or so I thought. In a former life I also used to paint Folk Art and run classes………honestly all that stuff. Anyway we recently had…

Camera Gear & stuff…

I guess that brings me to what gear I do use…I shoot with a Nikon D7100 Cropped sensor camera, usually I shoot with a 50mm Prime Lens, but lately have been using a 18-55mm lens as well. I also shoot with a 18-200mm lens while out and about, but it lacks the really high F/Stop….

Top Down Story Telling…

A popular form of Still Life lately has been the Top Down layout, I must admit, it’s not actually a favourite due to the fact that it is not as easy as it looks! I like to keep mine simple on a patterned background as opposed to a lined background, easier for perspective, but it…

Light Study…

Light truly is magic isn’t? It is the essence of all life (well most of it anyway) and for photography it can make or break a simple photo. Darkness is just the absence of light……but you knew that right? So I have made a simple study of my home and studio and looked at the…

Finding Inspiration…

In Kim’s class (BeStill_oneYear Wiser) she discusses inspiration and where to find it…….this was also something from BeStill_52. I have a mood board on Pinterest and of course there is Instagram and Facebook, Flickr, 500px and so many more. I tend to jot down notes in my journal and screen capture shots. This is one…

Letting Go…

We all have something to let go of……..some more than others